Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
PC Charitable Foundation N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 914,600

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union rempart N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 836,000

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 7,484,829

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Wayside Chapel Australia Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 697,461

Pages

25 records found.